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Grateful Dead Live at Shoreline Amphitheatre on 1991-08-17


Topics Live concert


Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower, Wang Dang Doodle, Brown Eyed Women, Queen Jane Approximately, Tennessee Jed, The Music Never Stopped Women Are Smarter, Ship of Fools, Smokestack Lightning-> He's Gone-> Drums-> Dark Star Jam-> Morning Dew, One More Saturday Night, E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Shoreline Amphitheatre
Location Mountain View, CA

Source SBD -> DAT Master -> DAT Clone -> Tascam DA40 ->(SPDIF)-> SB Live -> SoundForge -> wav -> shn.

Notes

Source: SBD -> DAT Master -> DAT Clone -> Tascam DA40 ->(SPDIF)-> SB Live -> SoundForge -> wav -> shn.
This set of files represents a SHNTOOL fixed correction of the previously circulating SHN set (http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=497).

Reviews

Reviewer: thymer72 - - July 18, 2007
Subject: '91 was the last great year for the Dead
This was a very good show. Could perhaps be tops for the three at Shoreline. I was at this show and remember some cool imagery on the screens out on the lawn. I believe it was of the Dead in the rain forests of S. America doing their charity work, as well as some cool psychadelic graphics on the screens.
This was a rocking show with a sweet help,slip,frank opener. I was lucky to attend this show and only wished I could have been to more than the ten shows I was at that year. I was too young to really appreciate the Dead then and took their presence for granted. Man do I miss the release Dead shows gave me. There will never be another jam band group as such. I believe they are the fathers of jam bands with Jerry as Mozart on guitar.
Reviewer: lobster12 - - July 25, 2006
Subject: dig on the dew
Love the dark Star jam into Morning dew. The dew itself is nice but irt appears they pull the ripcord before Jer can finsih it off. Get on the ball and download this puppy.
Reviewer: Fammaden - - March 7, 2006
Subject: The second set is pretty good...
...but the first set is pretty rough. Only Queen Jane really stands out with gritty vocals from Weir and some nice organ by Vince. Brown Eyed Women is usually one of my favorite first set tunes but it is just mangled here.

The second set isn't bad at all. Vocals are fairly tight throughout and although the overall performances aren't the most inspired versions you have ever heard they are solid and maintain that '91 vibe. Nice He's Gone, you have got to love Hornsby on that song, with a good jam following. Drums and space are above average for anyone else who actually listens to them sometimes. More very sweet work by Hornsby in space and he makes his typically beautiful contributions to the Dark Star tease. SMOKING Dew on which Hornsby sparkles and glows. More of the same on Saturday Night, just with harder pounding on the keys. I guess if you like Hornsby you will love the second set.

I know Baby Blue isn't everyone's favorite encore, but I have always enjoyed it and this is indeed a strong rendition.

Overall a worthy show, but you might want to just skip the first set unfortunately.
Reviewer: net_proffitt - - December 31, 2005
Subject: I was there!
This was a life-changing experience for me in so many ways. My first Dead concert and my first trip to Hell and back! I've been searching for this and finally found it. Wish Wang Doodle was included, but this was a great listen! Thanks to the Dead, especially Mr. Lesh, for allowing this free stream!
Reviewer: El Santiago - - August 15, 2005
Subject: Amazing groove
The 1st set and beginning of 2nd don't really go much of anywhere. Smokestack marks the beginning of a deep and soulful zone that flows through the amazing Baby Blue encore - my fav version of all time. Bobby growls out some great vocals in Smokestack and Jerry backs it up with some stylish and driving solos and fills. The jams into and out of He's gone and the entire drums/space sequence morph into some really killer soundscapes. Morning Dew is unbelievable - the key is Jerry's wonderfully powerful solo and forcefully crisp vocals. He forgets to sing the line to the finale - probably interupted by Bobby's segueway into Saturday Night - given this it's still my favorite version of all time next to 4/29/1971. Baby Blue has amazing vocals and guitar by Jerry - awesome to have such a clear soundboard of this - some flubs to lyrics keep it from being the outright best of all time.
Reviewer: Dstone5553 - - July 17, 2005
Subject: First dstar into dew since?
This Dew conjures up images of Keith Godchaux. Hornsby and Garcia entwine their way around each other and their conversation ebbs and flows, talking back and forth, during the quite part of the final jam leading to the climax. It's my favorite one post Brent as there really weren't that many. This one blows doors on 7.18.90.
Answer is 10.18.74. What a difference 17 years makes...
Dstone5553@aol.com
Reviewer: dmilks - - June 2, 2005
Subject: Best AM Dew of the 90's??
In my opinion, this show is good, not great. Listen to the next night, that is a GREAT show. The First set's highlight is The H>S>F, and then, IMHO, it's pretty much downhill from there until the AM Dew. The Dark Star Jam is a joke, it's like 2 minutes long, and it goes pretty much nowhere. The BE Women is sloppy and virtually falls apart at points. The jam in Music Never Stopped is very short, and leaves me wanting more when they pull it back from the jam. I think a Women 2nd set opener is kinda weak, although I do understand the band wanting to do the Expo and Shoreline runs without any repeats between all 6 shows (that's pretty cool). Smokestack is started by Weir so slowly that it leaves very little room for the typical high energy this song brought out in the band. For all the reviewers that feel that the AM Dew is the best of the 90's, just off the top of my head I can think of 2 AM Dews from the 90's that I feel are better(not that I don't think this one is good), 7-18-90, and 3-27-94. Having listened to the totality of 1991 performances, I would actually be inclined to rate this show a 3. I am sure I will recieve some flack for that as the remainder of reviews are 4 and 5 stars, but I am willing to bear that as I feel that is an accurate rating.
Reviewer: GregBroz - - April 26, 2005
Subject: Fantastic
My favorite dew from the 90's. Definitely worth the download
Reviewer: Dead Forever - - March 12, 2005
Subject: great run
three strong shows at the shoreline. you gotta check out the Dew on this, the second, night. One of my favorites.
Reviewer: birdsgosouth - - February 25, 2005
Subject: Nice
First set is smooth if not a bit laid back. Second is hot all around and my fav part is the rippin Phil/Bobby jam with the drums after He's Gone. Great Dew, not many of these in the summer of 91. Dark Star jam is mainly just a set up for the Dew - it's good, but not over the top or anything.
Reviewer: wirerogue - - August 27, 2004
Subject: ewww morning dew
this show is worth it just for the dew. bruce's piano is stunning and it deffinitely brings out the best in jerry. the crescendo will curl your friggin toes. i agree that it's one of the best, if not the best dew of the 90's
Reviewer: PlaynnDBnd - - August 17, 2004
Subject: Just Dew It
A nice HelpSlipFrank opener and the jam out of Hes Gone is interesting as well. However, this one's all about the subtle transition from Space into the Dark Star theme which gives way to one of the best Morning Dews of the 90's. Jerry lays it all out there on the line (before Bobby cuts him off with an energetic yet questionable Saturday Night).
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